Friends of Bob live music co-op
September 2017

            FoB has awoken from hibernation. We sense the imminence of some fab shows. We must email it from the rooftops! And PLEASE tell your friends about these shows! By the way, the shows described below are all-ages events.
 
            On September 15th tickets GO ON SALE for the first of our fall concerts: FUTURE RHYTHM QUARTET at Duncan Hall on Sunday, October 1st. With their take on gypsy jazz, Future Rhythm Quartet will knock your socks off! You may well gasp when you see them play. More about them below.
 
            Saturday, September 16th: GLOBAL FEST.  Friends of Bob has joined with several other local entities to ramp up this year’s GLOBAL FEST, which returns for its 22nd year of celebrating the spirit of internationalism in West Lafayette. There will be a lot going on. You can check everything out at https://www.purdue.edu/convocations/event/22nd-annual-global-fest/
Two of the musical highlights will be a high-energy Chilean band FAUNA led by Pascula Llabaca and DELGRES from Guadaloupe who blend Louisiana blues with Caribbean rhythms. Check out the videos at the website above. The main stage will be at Chauncey and Columbia Streets; the 2nd stage will be inside the Morton Center. Expect a great day of celebration.
 
Sunday, October 1st: FUTURE RHYTHM QUARTET play gypsy jazz, a genre of music developed by the amazing Django Reinhardt.  It’s is a style of music that requires virtuoso playing and FRQ are definitely virtuosos.  There are lots of FRQ videos at YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do1encCa5TU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl0UxIC1nWU
 
“Building upon the acoustic sound of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Quintet of the Hot Club of France, the Rhythm Future Quartet explores vital new directions for Gypsy jazz.  Led by the acclaimed fusion violinist Jason Anick, the group features the young Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli, whose dazzling technique made him a significant new figure in this enduring musical style.” 
Dave Samuelson, WBAA Acoustic Blend
 “…worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django” The Wall Street Journal
“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz.”  Boston Globe
“ RFQ have rocketed the music into the future by incorporating multiple influences…teaming it with their own virtuosity and playing it all with a joyful abandon that is downright infectious”  Huffington Post
This is the Sunday of the Feast weekend. Plan ahead so you don’t miss the FRQ experience.
 
DID YOU GET AN EMAIL FROM FRIENDS OF BOB? PURDUE EMAIL ADDRESSES… ARE YOU RECEIVING US? WE NEED YOUR HELP!
            This is the first email we’ve sent since Purdue University flipped a switch on a new spam filter. We’ve heard talk that it’s draconian in its exclusionariness!! A lot of the emails in our list have purdue.edu tags.  So, if you would, please ask people you believe to attend Friends of Bob shows whether they have received this email announcing our fall schedule. Then it’s up to them. An email to fofbob@gmail.com will get them back on the list with a non-purdue.edu email address.
 
FoB Membership Dues
FoB is a co-op of volunteers bringing outstanding music to Lafayette. We present early shows in small venues at affordable prices. Everyone is welcome, though we ask you to consider a membership donation. These donations keep the ship afloat. The annual dues have been $10 a year since we started in 1994. If you’d like to send more, it would be fab—if it fits your budget. Otherwise, $10 is cool. May we point out, however, that donations above $10 are tax-deductible since FoB is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Since our last newsletter was sent, these people have sent in FoB membership dues. 
Vicki & Shawn Quigley
Sharron & Rick Howard 
Mike & Cheryl Morris 
Dave Ruth & Deb Grady-Ruth 
Dan Hahn & Emily Bramson
Wes & Kathy Shaw
Brian Wagner
Jeff & Ronda Schwab   
Jessica Weatherford
Andrew Gallagher                
Stephen Liebbe 
John S. Jones  
Wally & Jean Tyler 
John Frigo
Sherri McGlothlin
Stewart Frescas
Margy Deveral Jerry Hunsley
Carolyn & Robert Perrucci 
Gail Thayer-Copeland 
Dave Alm
Louie Laskowski 
Hope Gulker 
Dennis & Diane Carson
Jean Andres 
Thomas & Robyn Henderson 
Byron E. Carter 
 
MORE SHOWS IN PLACE FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER!
Please mark your calendars and tell your friends.
 
Thursday, November 9th at Carnahan Hall
T H E    R E V E L E R S
Of the several bands from Louisiana FoB has presented, two of the best have been the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys. When the Red Stick Ramblers broke up, some its members plus some Pine Leaf Boys formed the Revelers. So we know how great the Revelers are going to be! They combine swamp pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music the call Louisiana Jukebox Music.
 
“In many ways an eastern USA version of Los Lobos with their very own style… excellent lead singing and tremendous harmonies… musicianship is of the highest order… dominated by the sheer joy of playing these songs together… virtually defines ‘good time music!’ “  AmericanRootsUK.com
 
“The Revelers are coming out of a red-hot scene around Lafayette, Lousiana. A scene known not just for awesome bands but also for cutting-edge community arts work. Why is this scene so hot? Because the musicians involved are massively talented and totally committed to making music for fun, rather than for profit. A lot of people could learn from this example. If you want a litmus test for what’s going on in SW Louisiana these days, try out The Revelers. They’re paving a new path with their old school take on Cajun and Country music.”   No Depression Magazine
 
“The swamp-pop genre is best defined as Cajuns doing Fats Domino songs, and the Revelers capture both halves of that equation perfectly. “  Paste Magazine
 
 
 
Friday, November 17th at Carnahan Hall
 
T H E   C H A N D L E R   T R A V I S   P H I L H A R M O N I C
 
“Dixieland romps, twisted Mardi Gras marches, sweaty 60’s rock, smoky torch songs, and occasional novelties that sound somewhere between Randy Newman and They Might Be Giants, all with hilariously offbeat lyrics. The world would be a better place if Travis would only visit more often.”  San Francisco Express
 
“…playful original songs that mix mind-bending wordplay with jazz, shimmering rock, and horn-fuelled R & B.”  New Yorker
 
“A keenly entertaining blend of the Ringling Bros. and Ra…[that] puts the harm back in Philharmonic.”  Village Voice
 
If you’re wondering how come FoB is presenting 2 shows in 1 month, here’s the scoop. We had already booked the Revelers when—out of the blue—came the chance to present CTP.  Their 2004 show for us was so stupendous we just couldn’t say no, so we’ll have two shows a week apart. Two fab shows.
 
 
Friends of Bob is completely run by volunteers. No one gets paid. ­So we need volunteers!!! If you would be willing to donate some time in the cause of bringing outstanding music to Lafayette, please email fofbob@gmail.com
 
Congratulations to Liz Rhodes, the winner of our Lucinda Williams ticket giveaway.
 
The music scene in Lafayette is hoppin’! Carnahan Hall. Lafayette Theater.  People’s Brewing.  Spot Tavern.  Sixth Street Dive.  Digby’s.  Nine Irish Brothers.  Moseys on Main Street. Probably more.  Support live music!

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